As a student teacher, I spend my life making and finding resources for my lessons. I spend a lot of time searching online for the best ones and this saves HOURS of making resources from scratch. As my tutor told me, ‘there’s no point in reinventing the wheel’.
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to tell you that every trainee teachers life will of course be different.
BUT, there are some very similar views and opinions that many of us student teachers share.
Reading is a truly essential part of studying, particularly for me studying an Education subject – I was always reading up on different theories and concepts. Whether you’re on the 3 years teacher training course, doing a PGCE, or completing a course like Education Studies or Early Years Childhood and want to go into primary teaching then these books are for you.
This week has been my last week of PGCE lectures before my 8 week school placement! This scares the life out of me because it’s what the past five years of A-Levels and University Degree has been working towards. This just means that I have to put my all into it and make the most of every day on school placement as I only have 8 weeks!!
Mainstream or Special Educational Needs teaching? Now that’s a difficult question.
A topic that has cropped up a few times in conversation recently, is how much everybody wants to travel the world.
When I was younger, I never really thought I’d be the travelling type.
I didn’t expect to feel independent enough to want to book myself a round-the-world plane ticket.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love my course and being at University (as you’ve all heard a million times,) but I do wonder when my time will come to explore all of the places that are on my bucket list.
Over the last year and a half, I have had an absolute blast at University.
I’ve experienced really great days and also the not so great. I’ve had days when I can hardly wait to get up… and other days when I want to keep my head under the pillow for as long as possible.
For many students, going to University isn’t just about starting a new chapter and embarking on a new course.. it’s also about moving away from home.